A rare case of supracondylar humerus fracture after the Outerbridge-Kashiwagi procedure: A case report




Chih-Kai Hong;Arthur TF Chou;Wei-Ren Su;Chia-Lung Li

Key Words

low energy injury ; Outerbridge-Kashiwagi procedure ; supracondylar fracture ; ulnohumeral arthroplasty


Formosan Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

9卷3期(2018 / 08 / 01)

Page #

121 - 124

Content Language


Chinese Abstract

Outerbridge-Kashiwagi procedure (O-K procedure) or ulnohumeral arthroplasty is a procedure for treating degenerative osteoarthritis of the elbow. Although a previous biomechanical study has demonstrated a decrease in maximum strength of the distal humerus after fenestration, there is limited literature reporting distal humerus fractures as a complication of this procedure. We present an elderly woman with supracondylar humerus fracture that occurred after a low energy trauma six months after the O-K procedure. The thin medial column after ulnohumeral arthroplasty was a possible reason for the supracondylar humerus fracture six months after the surgery. Surgeons should be especially careful during the fenestration to avoid the related complications.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 基礎醫學